“And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two
men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. 2Sa 12:2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:2Sa 12:3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
2Sa 12:4 And there came a traveler unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.”
DAVID A WISE KING: SOLVED THE RIDDLE RAPIDLY:
And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: 2Sa 12:6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. 2Sa 12:7 And Nathan [Davids son] said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; 2Sa 12:8 And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. 2Sa 12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. 2Sa 12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. 2Sa 12:11 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbor, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. 2Sa 12:12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun. 2Sa 12:13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. 2Sa 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, . . . .
DAVIDS DEED GAVE THE ENEMIES OF GOD, REASONS TO BLASPHEME THE NAME OF THE LORD!
You wonder why the hypocrites were targeted by Jesus? Jesus lived with Mary, Martha and Lazarus! Jesus knew the times and dates Mary left to be the prostitute to the elders in the church. Jesus could very well, write down the dates and which man would be sneaking off to Bethany to have time with Mary who lived in Madelene. Jesus had compassion for the niece of Simon who used her for his own purposes, and sent her into prostitution.
You wonder what Jesus wrote in the sand that day? Ten o’clock on Wednesday, 3 p.am. on Thursday, 10 at night on Monday. The Pharisees had their times with Mary. And Jesus had compassion for her, but Mary brought her wealth, in an alabaster box, to be the very dressing they would use to bury Jesus, who had compassion for her.
IN OUR DAY:
A doctor stood beside the wife of woman whose husband was caught in adultery, by a detective who followed him. He said, “Any man who commit adultery, would also murder his wife.” Because in the moment of passion for a woman, the grief that came over his wife, was comparable to her death, she was devastated. Dr. Roger Anderson, new full well, the effect and curse put on the wife of the man who commits adultery. Why won’t a woman take her own life, if she was rejected by her husband? She might as well be dead.
And certainly Jesus, is rejected first, before a man looses his compassion for Jesus, who died defending His Love for the Prostitute, little Mary his childhood friend. Mary understood the love of Jesus! She should have been the one stoned. But Jesus understood the calloused heart of the men using her for their own selfish gratification. Something they paid highly for. Mary’s treasure was in the little alabaster box, she bought for her own funeral. She took out the scented oil, to anoint Jesus, for his death. Jesus knew she was being used, but she was just a little girl, no longer innocent.